Painting is a quick and cost-effective way to spruce up your home.  These few tips can improve the quality of the finished product.


In order for the paint to go on smoothly you must be sure the surface is clean. Remove any dirt, handprints, etc. from all areas to be painted. Lightly sand glossy spots to avoid streaks.


So many choices! Many stores offer small cans so you can bring home some different colors to put up on the wall and really see it. All paint looks different depending on lighting or time of day. Remember: Higher sheen paints are more durable than flat so use in high traffic areas. Low-lustre paints offer more warmth and depth than flat paint. Maybe tye a high sheen paint on the ceiling which offers good reflection in the room.


A high quality paint is your best friend.  You may want to save a buck on cheap paint, but in the long run it is not worth it. The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute, a national painting education group, recommends purchasing top-quality acrylic latex interior paint.  It will go on smooth and cleanup is a breeze.


Using a roller to paint?  Select the right roller nap for the proper coverage. A smooth painting surface will need a short nap, rough or textured walls will need a longer nap. Synthetic materials are best when applying latex or water based paints.  Your painting specialist at your local paint store will be able to steer you in the right directions and make sure you have the property tools.

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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